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Three Spider-Man sequels in pipeline: Sony Pictures

Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 16:55 [IST]

Three Spider-Man sequels in pipeline
Los Angeles: The Amazing Spider-Man is a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. The fourth installment of the Spider-Man film series has become superhit at the worldwide Box Office. Now, Sony Pictures has announced that it has firm plans for three sequels to 2012 mega-hit, with the first already in production and set for release in May 2014.

The studio set opening dates for the third and fourth installments of the saga in June 2016 and May 2018, respectively. "Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise, so we're thrilled that we are in a position to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years." Sony Pictures vice chairman Jeff Blake said.

Released on June 30, 2012, The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone with Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen and Sally Field in leads, has earned $751 million at the worldwide Box Office. Original director Marc Webb is directing the second film, but has not signed on yet for installments 3 and 4. (IANS/EFE)

Story first published:  Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 10:42 [IST]
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